Russian house company chairman elaborates why Luna 25 was unsuccessful

Russian space agency chairman elaborates why Luna 25 was unsuccessful


Technicians set up the Luna 25 rover on the Vostochny cosmodrome within the Amur area of Russia in July. — AFP/File

The failure of speed-measuring tools on Russia’s Luna 25 resulted within the spacecraft’s autonomous interplanetary station crashing into the moon final month, Yury Borisov, the chairman of Russia’s house company Roscosmos, revealed on Friday.

Throughout a information briefing, Borisov defined that as “the correction engine did not cease working based mostly on the info from the accelerometer,” the probe’s touchdown operation went horribly improper.

He added that the accelerometers within the automobile, which monitor adjustments in velocity, “did not change on,” ensuing within the failure of Russia’s first mission to the moon in 47 years.

The company chief states that the causes of these units’ failure to carry out as anticipated are being regarded into by specialists and that 11 of the 16 doable outcomes have already been thought-about.

Borisov additionally revealed that Invoice Nelson, the top of Nasa, was the primary to encourage him after the incident, in accordance with RT.

The primary Russian lunar probe because the finish of the Soviet Union, Luna 25 was launched on August 11 by a Soyuz 2.1b rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East, Geo Information reported.

The spacecraft efficiently reached the lunar orbit, however its touchdown try on August 19 was unsuccessful. Shortly after, Roscosmos reported that the Luna 25 had “switched to a non-designated orbit and ceased to exist because of a collision with the floor of the moon.”

Just a few days following the collision, Borisov knowledgeable the media that the probe’s engine did not shut down correctly, persevering with to run for 127 seconds versus the anticipated 84 seconds.

He said that the organisation “will, in fact, keep in mind all of the errors that had been dedicated throughout this mission” to make sure “the longer term missions of Luna-26, 27, and 28 might be profitable.”Russi


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